First of all, to understand the meaning of Easter, continued George, we need to go beyond simply seeing it as a "spring thing." Spring is a wonderful time of the year. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, trees are budding and rabbits are hopping. But the celebration of new life is more than birds, flowers, trees and rabbits. If the birds stopped singing, and the flowers did not bloom, and the trees did not bud and the rabbits stopped hopping, would we still have Easter?